Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/10/2015
7/8/2015
Muscle Strength Fades After Just Two Weeks of Inactivity

Study shows it takes much longer to regain lost power

7/3/2015
Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

7/3/2015
Health Tip: Should I Bandage a Wound?

Severity, size and location will help determine answer

6/23/2015
'Skinny Jeans' Linked to Woman's Nerve Damage

After spending the day squatting in too-tight pants, she temporarily couldn't walk

6/17/2015
Brain Injury May Hurt Job Prospects of U.S. Veterans

Employment gap widens over time, study finds

6/15/2015
Which Candidate? Study Examines the Voter's Brain

One neurological area seems key to making complex decisions at the ballot box

6/15/2015
Dermatologist's Tips for Reducing Scars After Cuts, Scrapes

Keep injury clean and moist with petroleum jelly to minimize skin damage

6/15/2015
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

6/9/2015
Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

6/5/2015
Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries

Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

5/27/2015
Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury

Vary your exercise routine

5/13/2015
Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk

Research finds other risk factors include diabetes, being older, male or black

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/7/2015
Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

5/2/2015
Mow With Safety in Mind

Expert offers tips on avoiding injury when cutting the grass

5/1/2015
Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise

Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012

4/23/2015
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hip Strain?

Athletes are considered at higher risk

4/13/2015
Muscle Strength Helps Baseball Pitchers Avoid Injury

Researchers use computer simulation to show what contributes to elbow problems

4/10/2015
Ease Back Into Springtime Sports, Doctor Cautions

Sports medicine specialist offers tips to help keep teens and adults moving

4/7/2015
Be Careful With That Eyeliner

Applying it to the inner lid raises risk of particles getting into eye, possible vision problems

4/7/2015
As the Weather Warms, Avoid Gardening's Pitfalls

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers safety tips

4/4/2015
Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says

Elbow ligament tears more common in South than North

4/3/2015
Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury

Playing on multiple teams can also harm young arms, study suggests

4/1/2015
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

3/30/2015
Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

Adding special procedure during operation loosened joint, reduced risk of re-tears

3/24/2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

3/24/2015
Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?

People over 30 may take more time to safely adjust to 'minimalist' shoes, study suggests

3/20/2015
For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...

... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

3/19/2015
Could In-Car Breathalyzers Slash Rate of Booze-Linked Crashes?

Study says yes, but experts say the technology must first be refined and gain wider acceptance

3/10/2015
Surgery Seldom Needed When Older Person Breaks Upper Arm: Study

British research found healing was just as efficient -- and safer -- when arm was immobilized in sling

3/2/2015
Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury

2/25/2015
Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

2/25/2015
Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

Devices work by sensors that get signals from patients' own muscles, scientists say

2/23/2015
Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths

Say they are pushing for improved health of families, patients

1/28/2015
Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

Suggestions for cleaning the wound

1/23/2015
Health Tip: Exercise Safely

Opt for activities with lower rates of injury

1/22/2015
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

1/19/2015
Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

1/16/2015
1/12/2015
Health Tip: What Causes a Cold Sore?

Factors can include injury or stress

1/11/2015
Bites to the Hand Need Medical Attention, Experts Say

Review finds injury from man or beast requires treatment to prevent infection

1/9/2015
You're Unlikely to Get a Skin Infection From a Spider's Bite, Review Finds

Expert thinks this common worry may create unnecessary fear of arachnids

1/9/2015
Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

1/1/2015
Dealing With Cold Weather Injuries

Safety precautions can prevent serious problems during winter activities

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/15/2014
Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

12/10/2014
Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

12/8/2014
Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report

New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says